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Having recently joined the clean energy team at Environment America, I’ve been reflecting on this transition. It’s always motivating to hear others tell the stories of why they chose the work they do, and my aim here is to offer the same inspiration, and offer a positive take on why we should all be excited about a clean energy future.
"Logging in this ancient forest would not only have a ruinous impact on biodiversity and wildlife habitats but would also greatly diminish its role in mitigating climate change. [S]ome places are simply too important to destroy."
Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its long-awaited proposal to update to the federal Lead and Copper Rule. As proposed, EPA’s long-awaited update to the Lead and Copper Rule falls far short of the decisive action needed to “get the lead out” of our drinking water. And in a few critical provisions, the proposed rule could even take us backwards.
New report profiles six case studies of early electric bus adopters across the nation. By understanding common pitfalls and best practices, cities, agencies and school districts can ensure a smoother roll-out of electric buses, helping reduce climate pollution and protect public health.
Last month, nearly 20,000 solar and clean energy professionals from around the world traveled to sunny Salt Lake City for the 2019 Solar Power International conference. This annual event is an opportunity for folks throughout the sector -- from solar and energy storage developers to policy and technology experts -- to both share knowledge and learn about the latest improvements, policies and growth opportunities.
Bruce Speight, 1974-2019
Along with his family and friends, as well as other environmental and public interest advocates, the Environment America community is mourning the passing of State Directorour colleagueour Washington state director Bruce Speight, who died on September 20. A remembrance of Bruce’s life and work.A remembrance of Bruce’s life and work.A remembrance of Bruce’s life and work.